Rationalisation and Disposal- a proactive and ethical approach
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 from 10:30 to 16:30 (BST)
This session looks at collections development in a holistic way, introduces practical tools for review and rationalisation along with the opportunity for you to try them out and consider how they can work for your own museum. It will look at the revised Museums Association Disposals Toolkit and there will be the opportunity to discuss and shape your own review and rationalisation issues with your peers.
Who should attend?
Staff and volunteers in museums who have started or who are planning on embarking on collections review and rationalisation projects and want to work out the best approach for their museum and where they can find support in the region.
Max. 20 delegates.
What will you learn?
This session will:
- Help develop an understanding of the context around collections development issues, embodied in PAS 197 and reflected in Accreditation 2011.
- Raise awareness of and explore the practical tools that are available to help you take a proactive approach to collections development – eg. collections review frameworks, MA disposal toolkit
- Give you the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and concerns about collections development in your own museums as part of a group
- Leave you feeling equipped to embark on new collections development initiatives in your own museum
Emma Chaplin is a collections management specialist who has significant experience of working with museum and heritage clients on collections review and rationalisation activity. These have ranged from Bletchley Park Trust, to Historic Royal Palaces and Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust.
Emma currently delivers Accreditation advice and support on behalf of Arts Council England to museums in the North East and is leading the Museum Development East Midlands Collections Development Programme.
She is a Council member of the Association of Independent Museums, a member of the Canal and River Trust Museums and Attractions Partnership and a Trustee of the Port Sunlight Village Trust.
The South West Museum Skills programme is delivered by the South Western Federation on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, funded by Arts Council England.
When & Where
The South West Federation of Museums and Art Galleries (SWFed)
The South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries is the 'voice' of museums and art galleries across the South West of England.
As an independent membership based organisation, we have supported the region's museums and art galleries and the people that work in them - for over 80 years!
We deliver the South West Museum Skills programme on behalf of the South West Museum Development Partnership, which is funded through Arts Council England.